Caitlyn Jenner tells Joy Behar 'don't sweat it' after being misgendered as she faces California governor bid backlash
CAITLYN Jenner has brushed off being misgendered by Joy Behar telling The View co-host: “Don’t sweat it.”
It comes as the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star faces a backlash for her bid to become the next Governor of California.
The 71-year-old’s newly announced bid was being discussed on Friday’s episode of the The View.
During the conversation Joy refered to the fact that former Trump adviser Brad Parscale “is running his campaign—or her campaign, rather."
After returning from commercial break, longtime host Joy apologized and blamed the self-described "mix-up" on a lack of sleep.
"So first of all let me apologize for my pronoun mix-up," she said.
"I think I just didn't get enough sleep last night. I had no intention of mixing them up, and I tried to correct it immediately, but whatever, it just came out. So I'm sorry if anybody was upset by that."
Parscale served as the senior adviser for data and digital operations for Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, but announced in September that he was stepping down to deal with personal issue.
Caitlyn announced the news of her run on an official "Caitlyn for California" website.
She has been a longtime Republican and is hoping to replace Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in a recall election.
But her bid has attracted a backlash among some in the LGBTQ community, including Star Trek actor George Takei, who said he won’t be voting for her.
He compared her to black conservative commentator Candace Owens and disabled Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn.
“Black people wouldn't vote for Candace Owen for office. The disabled community wouldn't vote for Madison Cawthorn,' he tweeted.
“I'm LGBTQ but I won't be voting for Caitlyn Jenner. Just so we're clear.”
Equality California – one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups – tweeted about Caitlyn’s previous support for Donald Trump.
“Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California.
'But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass.”
Actress Alyssa Milano also waded into the drama tweeting: “You are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth.”
Actress Alyssa Milano added her voice to the criticism tweeting: “You are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth.”
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian “will NOT” endorse Caitlyn for Governor as the move would be “bad for business,” The Sun can reveal.
While her sisters Kourtney, Khloe and Kendall plan to “follow suit,” Kylie Jenner is still “on the fence,” as she has maintained the closest relationship with her, a source revealed.
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